Ecodesign... as an Innovation-friendly Competence-enhancing Process

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Ecodesign... as an Innovation-friendly Competence-enhancing Process

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dc.contributor.author Ney, Caroline Julie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:26:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:26:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008-10-03T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9788792114068 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7118
dc.description.abstract As sustainable development practices expand among companies, innovation appears more and more as a required path to progress towards the integration of ecological concerns at the very heart of business activities. Ecodesign not only requires this integration but can also be a concrete tool for its implementation (Le Pochat, 2005). Our results show that while implementing ecodesign practices, companies mobilize existing competences, that they combine with new ones. These new competences originate from exploration-orientated external cooperations. This original combination of competences paves the way for an internal research, made mostly of exploitation but still including some exploration projects. Long-term continuous innovation (Verona, Ravasi, 2003) requires an appropriate balance between exploration and exploitation. The litterature refers to this balance as « ambidexterity ». The present paper provides evidence for a competence development process associated to the implementation of ecodesign. By combining contextual and network ambidexterity, this process promotes a continuous stream of innovation. en_US
dc.format.extent 23 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2008-04 en_US
dc.title Ecodesign... as an Innovation-friendly Competence-enhancing Process en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt08okt03 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Corporate Social Responsibility
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CBSCSR
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Corporate Social Responsibility
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CBSCSR en_US
dc.idnumber 9788792114068 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US


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